Sunday, August 17, 2014

Good morning girlfriends!

OH Girls, here I am!!  I feel like Ive been gone forever!  I guess Ive been busy!  Last weekend I had babies here all day friday and friday evening, and then the same for Saturday.  Sunday I needed a break and some quiet time so I went to the beach alone, rather then going to the buffalo zoo with the rest of my family!  I just needed to veg out for a few hours with my nook and 6 uploaded magazines!  I'd go back to the beach today.. but mother nature thinks its fall here!

 Then, I worked all week.  usually I only work 3 or 4 days a week during the summer and take vacation days on mondays or fridays.. or both!  But this week I worked all five days and I survived!  I'll be back on schedule for the next couple weeks though working  tues, weds and thursdays and having fri, sat, sun and mondays off!  I Cant believe summers almost over.. and like I said above... its feeling very fallish here.  rainy and cool..  though I think its supposed to be sunny today and tomorrow.. but only 70 ish.  I guess I'll be happy with the sunshine. 

So anyways.. yeah, see what happens when I work all week??? 
(the above picture?)  yeah, my sweet, loving coworkers started a little support group for themselves who have to deal with me... LOL!  of all the nerve!    They crack me up!  (they really love me though...they just like to mess with me... )
Towards the end of the week Tony went away for a couple days and I was busy cleaning up the house and getting ready for Friday night as I was having a girls night party.  I love my friends!   I honestly did not take a single picture.....  Luckily Tiffany snapped a few and I stole these off of facebook!  We had a few drinks and a bunch of food and a ton of laughs.  
We were playing a game called Heads Up in these pics.  a crazy fun game. If you're getting together with a bunch of friends, you should play it.  We got a little loud over here.. but we had a good time!

After everyone left, Jennifer, Bethany, Vanessa and I stayed up late watching Pitch Perfect. and then I slept late yesterday... til 7:00 am!!  (thats very late for me.. lol!)
And I did nothing all day long...  It was rainy and cool out and I was a lazy bum!  I spent most of my time here on my porch on my nook going back and forth between reading and messing around on line!

Today Ive got to go out for a bit.  I need a few groceries and I may take a trip to joanns or micheals.  I wish all the halloween crafting supplies were out already, they werent as of the other day.   Im ready to play!  Oh.. I did make something for halloween yesterday and I took a bunch of pictures of the process, which I will be using for an upcoming tutorial that I promised!  I may do another something else today, if I have all the supplies I need.  
So thats pretty much how my last week went.  Im off again tomorrow and have no plans yet.  I think it might be too cool to go to the beach.. other wise I'd camp out there for the day.  we'll see though... 
have a great day my bloggy friends!!  Im off to have some breakfast!  

Saturday, August 9, 2014

wanna see sumthin cute?

see I told ya!  
Happy Weekend bloggy girls!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Story time

 once upon a time, there was a box of peaches.    And there was a plain old princess.. who had the day off from work.. (cause she was a working princess, who takes lots of days off in the summer..)  So on this beautiful day that she found herself at home, as she sat having her first cup of morning tea, she kept hearing something calling to her.. over and over she heard this squeaky little sound... but she really wasnt quite sure what it was and she thought maybe she was hearing things...  but when she went to refill her cup of tea, she spotted this little peach.  He looked like he was saying something but she could not make it out what exactly it was saying.  The old princess found this quite peculiar and she thought she really was in need of about a dozen more cups of tea or so..  as she was surely still dreaming!  Peaches cant talk and they dont have faces and she was surely hearing things!  Around the time she went back for her third cup of tea, she saw that the little peach guy was now bouncing up and down and holding up a sign!  The sign said.. "turn me into peach cobbler please"!  
 The old princess was quite surprised and now realized that she was fully awake and that there was something going on with those peaches.  Upon further inspection, she found that they were at the perfect point of ripeness and that the peach had a really good idea!  so she dug out her favorite peach cobbler recipe and went straight to work.  she felt a wee bit guilty for slicing off that peaches skin and chopping him up, but it was what he wanted after all!
 soon before she knew it the peaches were all cut up and the batter was all made and it was ready to go into the oven!
 Before long the wonderful aroma of cooking peaches filled the summery kitchen and the old princess could barely wait to have a bowl of peach cobbler with yet another cup of tea!
And when she did, she was in belly heaven!
So much so that she then decided to make 
a batch of blueberry muffins too!
The End!

SO. there were two muffins in the oven and the first muffin looked at the other and said "Its really freak'n hot in here!"  then the second muffin looked at the first and said "Holy COw!!  I talk'n muffin!"  
heehee.. love that joke!   
ok.. sorry.. I guess Im a bit goofy today...  
So yes thats part of what I did today.  I also cleaned and totally rearranged my front porch.  I also had Tiffany, Marlaina and Lillianna over for a while.  And, Violet as well!  Violet is still here.  shes taking a little nap at the moment, but I need to get her up in a few minutes.  
 I am pooped out and full!  Ive eated one of those giant muffins, which took me all day and a good scoop of that peach cobbler this morning and.... I just ate two pieces of left over pizza from last night for dinner!
 Ok.. done entertaining for now.. I really need to go check on little princess Violet Pie.. 
toodles for now! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This morning

 Hello bloggy pies!  Happy Thursday!  Just finished up this bear order this morning.  Im always so happy to finish up an order and get it delivered, which I will do this morning.  Ive been making a lot of bears lately and have another order sitting here and 3 more coming in.  One is a big order for 16 bears.  I may take a little bear break to play with halloween stuff soon though.  Its haunting me... heehee!
 I have halloweenies dancing in my brain....  I also am feeling the need to make myself a new tiny halloween teddy....   may even push the bears aside this weekend to play a little bit.   My weekend will start at 4:00 today.  I did schedule for this coming monday off, but  my boss asked me if I would switch to tomorrow cause we have court on monday.  no arguments here!  Tomorrow is going to be beautiful out.  Im hoping to stay around the house this weekend. I need to get outside and do some weeding and gardening stuff.  my plants are pretty beat up from all the rain we've gotten.  I'll be babysitting for some grandpies too.  I'll have Violet tomorrow afternoon and evening, and then marla and my new little lilli on sat for a few hours while their mom and dad go to a wedding. hmmm.. I guess that means I really wont get much done around here....
anyways..  I suppose I should do some blog hopping while I have my breakfast.  and, these peaches are soooo yummy,  I think I need to cut up another one!
Happy thursday my friends!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

weekend activities!

oh goodness gracious!  Ive been wanting to do a bloggy post all week.. but Ive been busy and distracted and everytime I sit down at the computer, I get caught up on facebook, pinterest, instagram, flickr... and then when I get here, my brain is so overloaded that I cant form a focused thought!  so I sit and read a few blogs and then go back to something that takes no thought.   I seriously believe that jumping around from image to image and thought to thought on the computer is not good for people, especially not for those of us that might have some ADHD qualities!  

I'm feeling the need to create something soon... probably in the realm of Halloween. I'm by no means ready to give up summer and move on to halloween, but those are the things that are dancing around in my head right now.  I told Lynn from the weenie ranch that I would do a couple halloween tutorials and I know exactly what they're going to be.  but I will hold off a couple more weeks.   (I think..) so be watching!
Ive been ramming the roads lately..  you know, there are things to do, places to go and people to see!  lol! 

Yesterday Jen and miss Ella, who Ive decided to call grandella (isnt she beautiful!?) went to Lewiston which is near niagara falls and we had lunch at the Silo. we ate on the balcony which overlooked the niagara river.  I so enjoyed sitting outside watching the boats while we ate and chit chatted.  The Silo has been featured on that crazy show, man vs food.   Next time I go, I'm going to try what he had... dont worry, I'll be sure to take pics of that! lol!

Friday I had off and Jen and I took Torry and Marla to the beach.  the kids are so good there and they have the best time.  My kids grew up on a little private beach.. which was an old stone quarry that someone owned and cleaned up.  there was a life guard, and sand and picnic areas and fishing .. we went there several times a week all summer long.  sometimes every day!  I would pack the kids up early in the day, pack lunch, snacks and dinner and then my husband would meet us there after work for dinner.  we did that for many years.  I think we were members for about a dozen years there.    
Anyways, my kids loved it and I want my little grandpies to have the same sort of experience.  so I plan on taking them to the beach with me as often as I can. Its good healthy fun for them and its great beach company for me!  lol!  Marla makes me think of my Bethany when she was here age.  Bethany would just wallow in the sand and water she'd bury herself and play for hours.  Marla seems to like that same sort of wallowing! lol!  

The water left a lot to be desired Friday, as there had been several days of heavy windy rains and there was a lot of stanky seaweed washed up as well as stones and broken shells.  I was really not impressed, mostly by the smell.  None of us went in the lake friday.  but every one enjoyed themselves regardless.  The kids had a beach parade and marched around a log banging their shovels together and singing something.  Arent they stinking precious?!
And, Jen brought Penelope with her.  Shes a sweet little thing. looks like a little artic fox! she dug in the sand and got sand in her water.. God only knows how much sand she ate and inhaled. lol!  

anyways, we had fun.  when we left the beach we went to Jens for showers and then shopping!
Always a busy weekend it seems.  This morning Im hanging out at home.  I have to pick the girls up later and meet up with Tiffany to go to my nieces baby shower this afternoon.  then thankfully Im off again tomorrow and who knows what I will be doing.... it is highly possibly that I may just go to the beach again by myself! lol!
well, Im off to make another cup of tea and then will be back to do some blog hopping to visit my bloggy pies!  Happy Sunday girlfriends!